New leather goods from Fendi mix formality with humor

OBJECTS OF WONDER. Fendi gets a helping hand from British artist Sue Tilley in creating a fun range of leather goods

Fendi delivered one of the most captivating collections this spring and summer. By injecting the perfect amount of casual and fun moods into the rigidity of conventional office wear, the house has brilliantly invented a new code of formal dressing. But this wouldn’t have been possible without the help of British artist Sue Tilley, who peppered Fendi’s leather goods with illustrations of everyday objects, merging the house’s style with a humorous sophistication. This includes a hand-painted maxi tea cup, a green rotary phone, a banana peel, a vintage set of keys, a desk lamp, a cocktail glass and many more. “I really like the idea of using common objects because I think that you can bring fantasy and creativity in any aspect of life” states Silvia Venturini Fendi. “But fantasy and creativity are something really linked to human beings and it’s the only thing that can’t be replaced.”